[ pahl-suh ]
/ ˈpɑl sə /
noun, plural pal·sen [pahl-suh n] /ˈpɑl sən/. Geology.
a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and arctic areas.
Origin of palsa
1940–45; (< G) < Swedish pals(e) < Finnish palsa peat knob in a bog, hillock in the tundra < Lappish
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Examples from the Web for palsa
On the very spot where Amr had reclined, he perceived a lotos-leaf and a palsa flower laid together.
A tree (palsa, the scarlet butea) bent down its branches and overshadowed her, and Buddha came forth.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie